Dana Ollestad and Paul DiPasquale2018

The Valentine

The Valentine
Richmond, United States

The 9-food tall bronze Headman statue on Brown's Island represents an antebellum James River boatman and celebrates black Richmonder's contributions to early commerce. the work of local artist Paul DiPasquale, the piece was unveiled in November 1993. DiPasquale is known for several public artworks: the Native American Connecticut (1985) formerly at the Diamond, and the Arthur Ashe Jr. statue (1996) on Monument Avenue.


  • Title: Headman
  • Creator: Dana Ollestad, Paul DiPasquale
  • Date Created: 2018, 1993
  • Location Created: Richmond, VA USA

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